Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for Spatial Planning – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Marion Marigo is responsible for successfully engaging national stakeholders into spatial planning activities, ensuring efficient and smooth implementation of the project in twelve countries. Working in English, French and Spanish, her responsibilities include: liaising on a daily basis with national counterparts; supervising logistical and administrative aspects of the project, such as budget, terms of reference and procurement; coordinating efforts and activities with the science and policy teams; organizing and facilitating stakeholder consultations and follow-up activities; leading communication and promotional pieces; and exploring new streams of work to sustain and improve project outcomes and products over time. She also supports the development and use of UN Biodiversity Lab by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Previous experience and expertise
Marion has been working within the United Nations for five years, including over 4 years with UNDP. Previously, Marion was a Technical Expert, providing support to all GEF-eligible countries to produce 64 high quality, data-driven and gender-responsive Sixth National Reports to the CBD. In this role, she produced a robust gender analysis and online course on gender and biodiversity, and extensively supported Parties to increase the use of spatial data for monitoring and reporting purposes. As a result of this work, the UNDP team has become an essential and reliable institutional partner to be further consulted in ongoing and future projects. Marion also previously worked with UNESCO in India, where she focused on the climate-migration nexus, bringing a gender lens to related activities and analyses. Marion received her Masters from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, France.
Marion Marigo’s recent works include the following:
- Learning for Nature course, Gender equality, women’s empowerment and leadership in the context of national biodiversity planning and reporting
- Informational document published by the CBD: Lessons from the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Center in supporting the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and suggestions for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework